Sunday, October 31, 2010

Readings for Sundays and other Celebrations

Beginning on November 28, 2010 – the Sunday after Thanksgiving – we will be in Year A of the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary (Episcopal Church version). Matthew – begins with begats – furnishes most of the Sunday readings from the gospels this year.

Learn more about the Lectionary on the Episcopal Church website ( You can find the readings on The Lectionary Page (

On Christmas Eve, at both 4pm (Shepherds! Angels!) and 10pm (Silent Night, Holy Night) services, we will use the readings for the first celebration of Christmas.

On Christmas morning we will use the second set of readings for Christmas Day.

We will celebrate the feast of the Epiphany (3 Kings) on January 2, 2011.

On the first Sunday after Epiphany we will celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord.

The plan for the last Sunday in January is to celebrate the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a feast also known as Candelmas or Candelaria.

After Pentecost the Revised Common Lectionary gives us a choice between two tracks of readings from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). Let’s stay on track one, the semi-continuous track; in year A it features the major stories of Genesis and Exodus.

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Edmonds WA 98020
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